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Dorph, Gail Zaiman – Religious Education, 2010
Teaching the Torah in liberal settings demands a set of skills and a sophisticated knowledge of the Bible. It presupposes an open approach to the text that posits multiple interpretations, and demands close reading and explication of the text as in a literary-critical approach. In this article, the author describes the knowledge and beliefs of six…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Jews, Judaism, Religious Education
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Stodolsky, Susan; Dorph, Gail Zaiman; Rosov, Wendy – Religious Education, 2008
This article describes the impact of sustained professional development programs in two Jewish congregational schools. This research suggests that contrary to common assumptions, part-time teachers in Jewish congregational schools will invest time in professional development when it is of high quality, interactive and engaging and based at their…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Education, Parochial Schools, Collegiality
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Brochu, Barbara; Baragar-Brcic, Penny – Religious Education, 2007
In the way of Catholic Education, young people are engaged to experience God. Although the authors' reflections are written from the Catholic faith perspective, they feel the suggestions offered for educators to engage the human spirit could be extended to various faith communities or audiences. These suggestions were coalesced from their personal…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Teacher Role
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Hoffman, Justin – Religious Education, 1992
Traces the history and development of education in classical Judaism. Explains that the Jewish community bore responsibility for establishing local schools, providing teachers, and financial aid to students. Suggests that placing educational policy formulation into the hands of a group of citizens is one of Judaism's contributions to educational…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Fathers
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Gayle, Grace M. H. – Religious Education, 1994
Maintains that there is a lack of research on teaching styles and that teaching and learning styles are distinct topics and should be studied separately. Discusses research findings related to descriptive aspects of teaching styles. Presents a six-part model of teacher behaviors that comprise teaching style. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Educational Philosophy
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Cizek, Gregory J. – Religious Education, 1994
Maintains that the past two decades have seen a remarkable growth in alternative education options, particularly home schooling. Asserts that the parents' religious and moral beliefs are primary reasons for the home schooling movement. Reviews research on home schooling and calls for more relevant lines of inquiry. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Higgins, Gregory C. – Religious Education, 1994
Maintains that the quality of most theology courses is measured by the quality of class discussion. Identifies and discusses philosophical, theological, and educational assumptions that have a bearing on class discussion. Presents strategies to help reinvigorate a stalled discussion. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Higher Education
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Lewis, Laura B. – Religious Education, 1994
Contends that the use of commercial published curricula, particularly textbooks and teacher's guides, is widespread in U.S. church-sponsored programs of religious education. Reports on case studies of five church-school teachers on their curriculum development and lesson-planning procedures. (CFR)
Descriptors: Church Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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O'Brien, Maureen R. – Religious Education, 1993
Asserts that efforts by Christian churches to join in humanitarian community efforts are hindered by diversity and reluctance to participate in public engagement. Maintains that a "public church" is necessary in society today. Contends that there are two main tasks: (1) education of disciple-citizens; and (2) education of the public. (CFR)
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Role, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility
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Berryman, Jerome W. – Religious Education, 1990
Argues that religious education should be sensitive to the existential limits that are commonly shared. States the religious life of children must be respected. Maintains that the religious curriculum topics are death, freedom, aloneness, and meaninglessness. Asserts religious education teachers must be comfortable with the presence of God, and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Childhood Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Death
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Browning, Robert L. – Religious Education, 1990
Maintains that greater cooperation among world religions can lead to interfaith dialogue and joint action to solve world environmental problems. Proposes models to follow in promoting interfaith dialogue and action. Recommends injecting a cooperative spirit into theological and lay education and the inclusion of the legal study of religion in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Cooperation, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Boys, Mary C. – Religious Education, 1990
Examines how religious educators can help solve world problems through educational processes founded in Christian traditions. Suggests that the Catholic church influences as much through its conduct as its teachings. Argues that religious educators must draw on tradition both for vision of world repair and sustenance for pursuing repair. (DB)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholics, Christianity, Churches
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Rogers, Donald B. – Religious Education, 1990
Points out the centrality of imagery in the educational process and argues that images from the Exile period of Hebrew history could provide analogies and metaphors for study of the current ecological crisis. Explores parallels between these historical eras. Urges humans to see themselves as connected to nature rather than dominating nature. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Biblical Literature, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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Elias, John L. – Religious Education, 1990
Uses the curing and caring aspects of medicine as an analogy for what education can be. Observes that the divinity expressed through medicine's ability to cure and care for people also can be expressed through teaching when it attempts to eliminate ignorance, prejudice, and misinformation. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Metaphors, Religious Education
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Dalton, Anne Marie – Religious Education, 1990
Examines the ecological issues within religious education. Suggests ways the curriculum can be restructured to adequately address ecological issues. Focuses on creation myths and their contribution to popular attitudes concerning the earth and ecological concerns. Proposes a reinterpretation of the creation myth in Genesis. (RW)
Descriptors: Course Content, Creationism, Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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